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(Philly.com)   Living in the city makes you bigger and fatter, just ask the spiders   (philly.com) divider line 67
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2014-08-25 07:28:51 PM  
Just how does listening to Little Stevie Wonder do that?/
Show me the science.
 
2014-08-25 08:08:45 PM  
You know who else gets bigger?  Women get bigger when living in the city because they're too lazy to get their huge butts to the gym and burn calories. Dumb broads.

(I finally got banned for misogyny yesterday. It took a rape joke. Let's now see if making fun of the weight of a woman will also get me banned. Fark's new no misogyny policy is opaque, so I'm seeking to clarify just how censored we are).
 
2014-08-25 09:05:56 PM  
And near space shuttles
media1.onsugar.com
 
2014-08-25 09:07:53 PM  
Creepy spider pic thread!

/you know that's what you're gonna get
//still better than another libertarian thread
 
2014-08-25 09:10:18 PM  
Wait, insects can get "fat"? How does one add weigh to chitin? Does their insides just get thicker and it pushes the chitin out?
 
2014-08-25 09:13:01 PM  
Sitting around doing nothing makes you big, fat and lazy. Back on the farm working from sun to sun, I never had to worry about getting exercise.
 
2014-08-25 09:15:28 PM  
Ha, I know the researchers who published this.

/getting a kick
 
2014-08-25 09:16:21 PM  
 
2014-08-25 09:16:22 PM  

25.media.tumblr.com

Spider thread! Spider thread!
This is bound to fill some with dread!
If we like urban dwell!
There's a chance we will SWELL!
Look out....Here comes the spider thrrrrrrrrreeeead!

 
2014-08-25 09:16:31 PM  

Lackofname: Wait, insects can get "fat"? How does one add weigh to chitin? Does their insides just get thicker and it pushes the chitin out?


I was curious about that too, and what do you know insects actually store lipids. have adipocytes and a dedicated 'fat body' organ. Check this out for some sciencey stuff on insect fat:   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3075550/  It is remarkably similar to mammalian metabolism mostly.
 
2014-08-25 09:17:06 PM  
So next time I see a spider in my house, I should get rid of it by screaming, "Go be fat somewhere else!".
 
2014-08-25 09:18:17 PM  

berylman: Lackofname: Wait, insects can get "fat"? How does one add weigh to chitin? Does their insides just get thicker and it pushes the chitin out?

I was curious about that too, and what do you know insects actually store lipids. have adipocytes and a dedicated 'fat body' organ. Check this out for some sciencey stuff on insect fat:   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3075550/  It is remarkably similar to mammalian metabolism mostly.


There's a good reason for this- nearly all organisms use the same basic biochemical substrates for energy and structure: carbs, proteins, and lipids.

Note too- spiders aren't insects.  They're arachnids.
 
2014-08-25 09:19:45 PM  
 
2014-08-25 09:21:13 PM  
Skyscrapers are giant flycatchers built for spiders. If you have an office up high, your view is pretty much like TFA (which I believe was taken about 100 floors up in the John Hancock building in Chicago).

media.philly.com
 
2014-08-25 09:21:16 PM  

skinink: So next time I see a spider in my house, I should get rid of it by screaming, "Go be fat somewhere else!".


Should work. I do that with fat people and it always works.
 
2014-08-25 09:21:17 PM  

smitty04: Sitting around doing nothing makes you big, fat and lazy. Back on the farm working from sun to sun, I never had to worry about getting exercise.


Not having a car in the city sure as hell gets you exercise.
 
2014-08-25 09:21:25 PM  
I was born here in the city
With my spinnerets against the wall
Spiders grow, and life ain't very pretty
Only my web will catch you when you fall
Somewhere out on that horizon
Faraway from the neon sky
I know there must be somethin' better
And I can't stay another night
In the city, omm nom nom nom
 
2014-08-25 09:24:29 PM  

juvandy: berylman: Lackofname: Wait, insects can get "fat"? How does one add weigh to chitin? Does their insides just get thicker and it pushes the chitin out?

I was curious about that too, and what do you know insects actually store lipids. have adipocytes and a dedicated 'fat body' organ. Check this out for some sciencey stuff on insect fat:   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3075550/  It is remarkably similar to mammalian metabolism mostly.

There's a good reason for this- nearly all organisms use the same basic biochemical substrates for energy and structure: carbs, proteins, and lipids.

Note too- spiders aren't insects.  They're arachnids.


Yes yes I know, but I wanted to include more than just spiders. I should have said invertebretes but that would have included snails et al.
 
2014-08-25 09:25:26 PM  
TMYK: City dwellers are less likely to be obese than those living out in the boondocks.
 
2014-08-25 09:25:52 PM  
So will Jonah Hill be the next Spiderman, to reflect this?
 
2014-08-25 09:26:16 PM  
Lackofname:Yes yes I know, but I wanted to include more than just spiders. I should have said invertebretes but that would have included snails et al.


Well, they're both arthropods.
 
2014-08-25 09:27:27 PM  
There are 2 things I'm afraid of. People of color and spiders.

I can't see how anyone would want to own a tarantula for a pet. It's not like they come and cuddle with you or play fetch.
 
2014-08-25 09:30:57 PM  

Lackofname: So will Jonah Hill be the next Spiderman, to reflect this?


unrealitymag.bcmediagroup.netdna-cdn.com
 
2014-08-25 09:31:25 PM  

juvandy: Note too- spiders aren't insects.  They're arachnids.


Arachnids. Would you like to know more?
 
2014-08-25 09:31:52 PM  

Guilty_plea_bargain: There are 2 things I'm afraid of. People of color and spiders.

I can't see how anyone would want to own a tarantula for a pet. It's not like they come and cuddle with you or play fetch.


It's like a fish tank. Or an ant farm. You watch it and appreciate it.

Same reason you keep a bird, really. Also, you can let a tarantula crawl along your hand and stuff. Snakes too.
 
2014-08-25 09:32:15 PM  

Guilty_plea_bargain: There are 2 things I'm afraid of. People of color and spiders.

I can't see how anyone would want to own a tarantula for a pet. It's not like they come and cuddle with you or play fetch.


It's an older troll sir, and we didn't have spaceships in 1950, so blow it the hell out of the sky.

kthxbye
 
2014-08-25 09:33:33 PM  
And furrier.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-25 09:34:00 PM  

vudukungfu: Just how does listening to Little Stevie Wonder do that?/
Show me the science.


www.recordsale.de
 
2014-08-25 09:35:47 PM  

skinink: So next time I see a spider in my house, I should get rid of it by screaming, "Go be fat somewhere else!".


I think you have to spray it with something at the same time.
 
2014-08-25 09:40:39 PM  
There's a spider... it's deep in my soul.
 
2014-08-25 09:49:54 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: skinink: So next time I see a spider in my house, I should get rid of it by screaming, "Go be fat somewhere else!".

I think you have to spray it with something at the same time.


Axe bodyspray.
 
2014-08-25 09:56:18 PM  
whatculture.com
 
2014-08-25 09:56:55 PM  
I, for one, welcome our new spider overlords.
 
2014-08-25 09:59:45 PM  
I LOVE LIVING IN THE CITY

/Also I hate saxophones
//FEAR
///yep fear
////Not that I would substitute some kind of instrument for a kind of person
////Subby is bad and should feel bad.
//Lots of slashies
 
2014-08-25 10:04:53 PM  
But the suburban spiders, they don't care, just get fat and dye their hair.
 
2014-08-25 10:07:26 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: ArcadianRefugee: skinink: So next time I see a spider in my house, I should get rid of it by screaming, "Go be fat somewhere else!".

I think you have to spray it with something at the same time.

Axe bodyspray.


Nothing deserves that death. And besides if I spray it with that I have to smell it until the dead spider gnomes collect it. I'd rather smell Raid. Besides if it doesn't smell right the gnomes might not take the dead thing away. And it will sit in the middle of the room all dead like it owns the place for weeks.
 
2014-08-25 10:07:33 PM  

69gnarkill69: vudukungfu: Just how does listening to Little Stevie Wonder do that?/
Show me the science.

[www.recordsale.de image 600x600]


oh.
alright.

/But he never really liked that album cover.
 
2014-08-25 10:08:22 PM  
This spider thread doth leave me cold.

/ Will go check on Boris in the basement shortly.
// Why yes, I name my largish wolf spider residents, don't you?
 
2014-08-25 10:09:02 PM  
Because it's relevant and on hell of a great book:

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-08-25 10:10:25 PM  
When I was a paperboy, I had parts of my route that were easy because I could cut through yards and such. One early summer morning I was walking through this shortcut. A gauntlet of rich boxwood. A moment before it materialized, I stopped with my nose on about the center of an orb-weaver. As my nose dipped into the center of the dew-hanging web, I saw out of the corner of my eye the most amazing yellow, orange, and green orb weaver. It was the size of my little hand and did not make a move, though my nose had depressed nearly the very center of its wet web. I backed up from the four or five foot diameter web, jostling it a bit. Still the giant saucer of leg and color did not move. I backed up nearly all the way to the last known safe location. To this day I regret not taking a moment more to examine that magnificent structure and its architect.
 
2014-08-25 10:16:22 PM  
I see what you did there.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-25 10:17:26 PM  

August11: When I was a paperboy, I had parts of my route that were easy because I could cut through yards and such. One early summer morning I was walking through this shortcut. A gauntlet of rich boxwood. A moment before it materialized, I stopped with my nose on about the center of an orb-weaver. As my nose dipped into the center of the dew-hanging web, I saw out of the corner of my eye the most amazing yellow, orange, and green orb weaver. It was the size of my little hand and did not make a move, though my nose had depressed nearly the very center of its wet web. I backed up from the four or five foot diameter web, jostling it a bit. Still the giant saucer of leg and color did not move. I backed up nearly all the way to the last known safe location. To this day I regret not taking a moment more to examine that magnificent structure and its architect.


Windows has noticed that your hard-drive is full of spiders and is automatically restoring your computer to it's last known safe configuration.

/well.. hell... thanks Bob!
 
2014-08-25 10:24:41 PM  
Living just enough, just enough, for the citaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!
 
2014-08-25 10:27:05 PM  

DragonIV: This spider thread doth leave me cold.

/ Will go check on Boris in the basement shortly.
// Why yes, I name my largish wolf spider residents, don't you?


i named the large banana spider near the mailbox "Fred"
it is about 3 inches across and staying there because it is too high up to run over with the car and i don't own a flamethrower
 
2014-08-25 10:36:01 PM  
It's cause they have those huge city roaches to feed on
 
2014-08-25 10:37:40 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: It's cause they have those huge city roaches to feed on


Pigeons man, pigeons.
 
2014-08-25 10:39:40 PM  
fubegra.net
 
2014-08-25 10:39:54 PM  
I was sanding wood floors in a kitchen one day and out from under the dishwasher ran a wolf spider. It suddenly stopped in its tracks when my feet came into its focus. It turned and ran back to where it came from and waited until I moved away to try again. This time I moved in front of the spider and it jumped up and turned around in the air before running back again. I LOL'd. The next time I let him go do his spider thing. I hope he still lives somewhere in those people's house.
 
2014-08-25 10:44:05 PM  

nickdaisy: You know who else gets bigger?  Women get bigger when living in the city because they're too lazy to get their huge butts to the gym and burn calories. Dumb broads.

(I finally got banned for misogyny yesterday. It took a rape joke. Let's now see if making fun of the weight of a woman will also get me banned. Fark's new no misogyny policy is opaque, so I'm seeking to clarify just how censored we are).


Have you considered trying not to be an asshole?
 
2014-08-25 10:46:01 PM  

DragonIV: This spider thread doth leave me cold.

/ Will go check on Boris in the basement shortly.
// Why yes, I name my largish wolf spider residents, don't you?


I can see for miles, I won't get fooled again. You're telling la la la lies.

Who are you?
 
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